Get your fancy on this weekend for a charity pub crawl with Gretchen Bonaduce

bridesKnow that ruffled, knee-length, Pepto-pink mess you wore for your BFF’s wedding? Or that strapless sequins-and-teal getup your sister forced you into? Your own ‘80s-tastic wedding dress?

Bridesmaid dresses, wedding gowns — no matter how tacky, you can’t throw those things away in good conscience. And for the sake of good taste, you can’t wear them more than once.

Or can you?

Don your glamorous best or dust off that taffeta hot mess to join Brides for Good on Saturday near Venice Beach as they team up with the nonprofit Eden’s Journey and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help fund research of Opsoclionus Myoclonus Syndrome, a rare neurological disease affecting just one in 10 million infants each year.

The event, a pub crawl, starts at 1 p.m. at Venice Whaler Bar and Grill (3 W. Washington Blvd.) before making the rounds at nearby Cabo Cantina, Hinano Café and Baja Cantina until 5 p.m., with charity raffles and contests throughout.

Know who else will be there? Gretchen Bonaduce. For reals — and, having once been married to Danny Bonaduce, you know she’s gotta have some kind of kitschy wedding wow.

Tickets are $25. Wedding attire required. Register online at

— Josephine Johnson